Stephy Says 💋 if you follow me then you know that movies is not my thing & there’s a plethora of movies that I have not seen.
But there may be a glimmer of hope. A couple of years ago, I want to say 2018 (don’t quote me on that), but I finally sat down & watched the classic movie Friday.
In case you may be in the same boat as me or hiding under a rock like I was until recently & have not seen the movie, I’ll give you a simple synopsis, movie deets, & backstory.
Friday was released on April 26, 1995 & directed by F. Gary Gray. It’s listed rating is rated R for adult language, violence (￼￼🙄🙄 there’s no real violence), drug use (weed, bud, THC, Mary Jane, marijuana, sativa, loud, etc), & guns/slight sexual innuendos. So basically, hide ya kids, hide ya wife.
The movie is placed in the comedy/drama genre (I’ll tell you how I feel about that later). Its release had a quite impressive profit as it reached 27.5 million dollars in the box office. Length wise, Friday is less than 2 hours long so if you have time to watch Harry Potter, you probably could have watched Friday twice by the time HP was over.
Basically, it’s Friday & Craig (Ice Cube) got fired for “stealing” on candid camera. His best friend Smokey has a habit he can’t support. He owes the local “drug dealer” (Big Worm) money that he doesn’t have & drags Craig into his bum behaviors, incriminating Craig & risking both of their lives. That’s his broke best friend right? No judgement here. The way I see it is we all have had a broke best friend & if you haven’t HAD the broke best friend then YOU are the broke best friend lol (I digress).
Did I mention that the rent is due & Craig doesn’t have the money for that either? Plus he is trying to peep at shorty ’round the way but his girlfriend is aggy & cockblocking & the crackhead is begging. His daddy is pressuring him to catch dogs while blowing up with bathroom & going through a can of bathroom spray. As if this isn’t enough, Craig & Smokey found out that Janet Jackson doesn’t look nothing like she used to. Deebo is blacking eyes. Big Worm’s employees spraying bullets. The pastor is sexing & flexing with Mrs. Parker; and add a little skinning, grinning, & sinning on top of that. Craig (a N**gaz with Attitude) finally decided he wasn’t going to keep running (he was straight outta Compton). He had big balls & fought Deebo. It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the do & Deebo got knocked tf out.
All of this on Friday. How you get fired on your day off?
The movie had quite a few legends & well known & well loved actors in it such as John Witherspoon, Ice Cube, & Chris Tucker to name a few. Here’s a more extensive list of some of the cast & characters:
*disclaimer: this is not the entire cast* (RIP Deebo [Lister] & Witherspoon)
Here’s a few quotes you may have heard or even said yourself:
“You got knocked tf out!” -Smokey
I got mind control over Deebo. He be like “stfu”. I be quiet. But when he leave, I be talking again.” -Smokey
“Y’all ain’t never got two things that match. Either y’all got Kool-aid, no sugar. Peanut butter, no jelly. Ham, no burger...” -Smokey
“Lord have mercy! The Lord is my Shepherd, & He knows what I want!” -Pastor Clever
Here’s my honest review:
Don’t revoke my black card but, I was not impressed. To be quite frank, I was not entertained nor was I amused. I don’t recall laughing but maybe once throughout the entire movie. Perhaps, my humor is dry compared to others because a few things must have flown over my head. I guess it was just dumb humor, but I was told, that was the point of the movie. I don’t know if the movie really had a point or if I just missed it altogether.
It came across as a stoner movie & I absolutely cannot relate. For everyone that told me you watch it, I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but I am highly disappointed. I would not watch it anymore. It didn’t hold my attention, & I found myself becoming occupied doing other things. It’s just not my taste in movies. I love a good comedy & a gut wrenching laugh, but I just didn’t get that with this movie. I’m Ice hard some say it’s better when you’re high￼. If that’s the case, that movie is as good as it’s going to get for me. I’m in a no smoking zone.
I would rate it a one or two star overall.
⭐️ or ⭐️⭐️
The movie quality was low, but in my opinion, the low quality made it more relatable & realistic. The characters were casted with each role in mind & I believe the cast embodied their characters. There was just a disconnect for me…
I know, I know.
Gif courtesy of tenor.com
At least I can partake in the “yeen gotta lie Craig” & “bye Felicia” conversation now. That should count for something right? Or am I completely banished from the black community? Can I at least still come to the cookouts?
Apparently, I am one of the very few that feels this way because IMDb ranked it 7.3/10. Rotten tomatoes gave the movie 78% while the audience score was 91%. It must have been better than I thought because there were sequels : Next Friday, Friday After Next, & Last Friday. The 1st was a dub for me sooo with that being said, don’t count on me to watch the other Friday movies. I’ll pass…kinda like Craig & Smokey did that joint.
Stephy Says 💋, clearly I don’t know nothing about movies lol
What I do know is, “You win some, you lose some. But you live, you live to fight another day.”
Stephy Says 💋, “I’m through with this 💩I was just 🐂💩‘! And you know this, man!!!”
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